Looks like New York will be the first to cave in the stand off over the international fashion week schedule.
CFDA pres Diane von Furstenberg has acquiesced to stick-in-the mud Mario Boselli, the president of the Camera Nazionale della Moda in Milan, saying New York will “bite the bullet” and move its dates earlier in exchange for a formal agreement going forward, the New York Times is reporting. “We have to protect the industry,” she said. “To give jobs is the No. 1 responsibility for anyone today, and that’s what we have to realize.”
Former CFDA head Fern Mallis gave her two cents on the showdown earlier this week, and like von Furstenberg, she thought New York would have to be “moved up” a few days. Whatever the case, with these two key industry players weighing in, it certainly looks like New York is going to be the one to compromise–which not exactly surprising, given how stubborn (and childlike) the Italian Chamber of Fashion has proven to be.
While Milan has yet to respond to this new proposal, we hope for everybody’s sanity an agreement can be reached. And soon.